Case Studies

Metropolis wishes to build a network of initiatives among metropolitan governments and their collaborating partners to promote projects in partnership for urban sustainability, in environmental, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Here you can find examples of good practice in our case studies and contact local experts. If you are an expert yourself, we encourage you to register and upload your own case study.

Start Wien – Providing new migrants in Vienna with comprehensive support for their integration
Award-winning project

Vienna, Austria

Start Wien – Providing new migrants in Vie...

New migrants are provided with the most important in... more

Andernach – The Edible City

Andernach, Germany

Andernach – The Edible City

Not only is the city of Andernach creating more qual... more

Neighbourhood development based on equal opportunities in Krefeld

Krefeld, Germany

Neighbourhood development based on equal o...

Through its pilot project Nachbarschaft Samtweberei ... more

Free Public Transport in Tallinn
Shortlisted project

Tallinn, Estonia

Free Public Transport in Tallinn

In January 2013 the capital of Estonia made a shift ... more

Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies for building resilient communities
Shortlisted project

Albay (Province), Philippines

Disaster risk reduction and climate change...

The province of Albay in the Philippines institution... more

The Green Line: Social Development Comprehensive Plan (La Línea Verde)
Shortlisted project

Aguascalientes City, Mexico

The Green Line: Social Development Compreh...

The aim of the Línea Verde is to provide public spac... more

Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Chicago, United States

Urban Agriculture Ordinance

A reform of city laws to clarify existing rules and ... more

Edinburgh Collected

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Collected

An innovative solution to the management and expansi... more

Flood Information System of the State of Paraná, Brazil

State of Paraná, Brazil

Flood Information System of the State of P...

The quality and timeliness of flood warning need to ... more

Medellín’s Metrocable – Mobility as fundamental factor of integrated and inclusive urban development
Award-winning project

Medellín, Colombia

Medellín’s Metrocable – Mobility as fundam...

In 2004, Medellín opened the first cable car as part... more

Dakar paving streets by hands
Shortlisted project

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar paving streets by hands

The program aims at modernizing and embellishing the... more

Delitzsch – An Energy-Efficient City

Delitzsch, Germany

Delitzsch – An Energy-Efficient City

Situated to the north of Leipzig, the town of Delitz... more

Integrated Action Program for Climate Protection in Munich

Munich, Germany

Integrated Action Program for Climate Prot...

Munich aims to make 50-percent cut in CO2 emissions ... more

eThekwini Communal Ablution Blocks for Informal Settlements

Durban / eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

eThekwini Communal Ablution Blocks for Inf...

In 2004, the municipality initiated the community ab... more